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>> i work with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of?
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>> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go.
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. >> san francisco. . >> san francisco is a sanctuary city. . >> san francisco is a sanctuary city. san francisco is committed to providing safe access to public services to our community. .
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>> thank you all for coming out on this beautiful san francisco day. i brought my sunglasses. i'm the director of public works here in san francisco, very pleased to be here today, despite the weather and grateful you all came out, in intite of it as well. in spite of it as well. what we're talking about today is a pretty momentous for san francisco -- it would be really anywhere under -- under normal times but given the given what
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is going on in the state and around the world, it is more remarkable. the city of sfrarnings the land area of san francisco -- the land area of san francisco, 25% of it is taken up by public rights of way. it is a real big part of the city that we maybe don't necessarily always think of as part of our public realm. often we're just passing through it. we're really very fortunate here in san francisco that after -- after really more than a generation, i would say, of neglect, that we now is here. we have a mayor. we have a board of supervisors that understands the importance of the city's infrastruck which chur and the public rights of way that com provides a significant part of the city. that understanding has been manifested in their financial commitment to investment and infrastructure, both to main and repair and upgrade it but also to improve it.
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what -- what you're going to -- what you're seeing here already and what you're going to hear from the speakers is just, the latest example here on leland is an example of that improvement. it is not just making sure the streets are paved which is absolutely important and making sure the sidewalks are in good condition and we have accessible curb cuts so folks in wheel chairs and other disabilities can access our public realm safely but really ep happensing the public realm so it is not just passing through as you whiz by in your car, it is for being in and enjoying and i think -- helland is -- is really an excellent machine festtation of that, a world class facility, that we're bringing to the neighborhood has is long overdue. the reason all of this is happening it because we had the leadership to make it happen and to drive it to happen.
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so we have a lot of folks here that i want to acknowledge and a few folks that are going to speak. of course i want to start with the person who has been driving this from before he became mayor, but certainly before he was mayor full time, gavin newsom. >> thank you for coming out, this is our sixth great street project. we had a vision to be more like chicago. an ode to chicago. anybody has ever visited chicago, you go down michigan avenue and everyone goes like why can't we be like chicago? they don't go in the neighborhoods, they just go down michigan avenue and the entire city and county of chicago and the cook county around chicago looks like michigan avenue. but nonetheless, it is something that vexes you, you think why can't we be more like michigan avenue. so began the journey many years ago to say what do we need to do
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differently had order to organize ourselves in a way that we could create great streets through the commercial corridors and the main entry points in and out of our city. we got the together and we realized there was a lot of money already being spent, it wasn't being coordinated, it wasn't a collaborative. you didn't have the arts commission working with the department of public works and the public utilities commission and working with the economic development office and our lobbiest at the state and federal level to match state and federal and local dollars to organize a much more organized narrative. that's what the great streets propose to do. if you been down divizidero. if you have been been to polk, and valencia, it is extraordinary. the work that will be done soon and balboa, the work that will
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be done down on 19th avenue and then the significant work that will be disproportionately certed by harrington, down caesar chavez will be extraordinary. those will be the final three of those nine great streets projects. leland and sam bruno were among the last two. we're celebrating this -- this today, but we're also celebrating those that we completed in the past number of months and last few years. why does this matter? you'll hear in a second why this matters. creates a sense of place. a streetscape with the neighborhood and it com -- in a completely different way. it encourages and enlivens a pedstrone flow and -- pedestrian flow and sense of community. it slows

September 22, 2010 2:00am-2:30am PST

TOPIC FREQUENCY San Francisco 10, Chicago 6, Michigan 4, Sanctuary City 2, The City 1, Caesar Chavez 1, Sam Bruno 1, Gavin Newsom 1, Lobbiest 1, Leland 1, Valencia 1, Us 1, Harrington 1, Polk 1, Balboa 1
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